Singapore’s NUS today announced two measures it would adopt after backlash over #MonicaBaey incident, including strengthening its hostel security and setting up a new unit to support sexual assault victims.
This was announced by NUS dean of students Peter Pang during a two-hour town hall meeting with its student body. Students came prepared with questions, with many wanting to hold the school accountable for the lack of attention paid to sexual misconduct cases over the years.
#MonicaBaey herself kicked off the town hall by sharing her experience after she reported the incident to NUS last November. She raised concerns over the college’s lack of support for victims and poor communication channels, among others.
“I hope that this town hall can be the beginning of constructive and ongoing dialogue about what can be done to ensure better handling of sexual crime incidents and how the university can ensure its students feel protected,” said Baey. Full story on @SCMPNews.